Lecture: Bazerman’s “Text Strategics”

In “Text Strategics,” chapter 7 of A Rhetoric of Literate Action: Literate Action Volume 1, Charles Bazerman discusses a number of strategic questions we need to consider in order to produce acts of effective communication. While the purpose of this chapter is to highlight a number of strategic questions and issues one must engage in order to be rhetorically […]

Lecture: Bazerman’s “Emergent Motives, Situations, Forms”

In “Emergent Motives, Situations, Forms,” chapter 6 of A Rhetoric of Literate Action: Literate Action Volume 1, Charles Bazerman argues that good writing “is added by locating and nurturing our motivations” (77), and then discusses the interconnectedness of motives, situations, and forms of communication. Bazerman begins the chapter by stating that motivations for writing are never straightforward. Motivations, he […]